Crewe Alexandra 3-1 MK Dons: Poor second-half hands Crewe victory

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FULL TIME: Crewe Alexandra 3-1 MK Dons

The home side fully deserving of that victory. Dons were dismal in the second-half and gifted the home side the control, and did precious little to threaten.

Goals from Thomas, Baker-Richarson and Long completed the turnaround for the home side.

90 mins: GOAL - Crewe put it to bed

Tomlinson makes poor touch, and it plays O’Hora into trouble. Rowe shows him a clean set of heels, and with Long up with him in support, slides it to the former Dons loanee to rattle home a third.

Game over.


78 mins: Dons under pressure

They just can’t get out of trouble here, Dons. Corner after corner for Crewe, wave of attack after wave of attack and Dons just do not seem to be able to clear their lines.

They’re at sixes and sevens trying to deal with Crewe after their half-time changes.

On comes Jack Payne for his Dons debut, replacing Devoy

76 mins: MacGillivray with the save

Good turn from Long in the penalty area, allows him space to unleash a shot which MacGillivray needs to get big fists to to keep it out.

Crewe could put this to bed here.

73 mins: Dons’ first effort of the half

Finally, a shot on goal for Dons. Dean taking it on himself, runs 50 yards with the ball to the edge of the box, fires in an effort which Davies has to dive to his left to save. The corner comes to nothing.

68 mins: GOAL - Crewe turn it around

Dons have flung open the door for Crewe in this second-half and find themselves behind. Shot comes in from the edge of the box, MacGillivray palms it away but Baker-Richardson is on hand to poke the home side in front.


62 mins: GOAL - Thomas equalises

Tracey has a made a huge impact and once again he’s pulled away to the right, pulls it back for Thomas on the edge of the box and he’s picked out the bottom corner to equalise for Crewe, who have been let back into this game by MK Dons


58 mins: Crewe should be level

Tracey causes the trouble, Baker-Richardson in acres of space but forces a save from MacGillivray, it falls into the path of Demetriou but with the goal wide open, he fires into the side netting

55 mins: Thomas into the book

Late one on Gilbey by Conor Thomas, and he becomes the first one to go into the book this afternoon

50 mins: Bright start from Crewe

Like last week, Dons have been a bit slow out the blocks here in the second-half while Crewe have played their best football of the game in the opening five minutes of the game.

Long goes down in the box under pressure from Tucker, but no appeals other than from the supporters. No penalty given

Second half

Underway in the second-half, Crewe kick off with a change, replacing Cooney with Tracey

View from the press box

HALF TIME: Crewe Alexandra 0-1 MK Dons

Dons in control here. Leko with the opening goal after just eight minutes, and have looked by far the better side.

Crewe looked at sea early on, but grew into it with a couple of dangerous crosses, while at the other end, Robson and Harvie have both had decent attempts at extending their lead.

45+1 mins: Harvie with a late run

Ooooh Leko’s ball into Harvie is a decent one, he just can’t get a clean connection with his head and it loops harmlessly wide

Stoppage time

Five minutes to be added on

41 mins: Better from Norman

Good run from the full-back and this time his ball into the box is a lot better, but Dean is on his heels and can’t reach it

37 mins: Hunter has to be replaced

Max Dean comes on early here, Hunter cannot continue

34 mins: That’s a close one

Great cross from Adebisi into a really dangerous area, any touch puts it in but no-one gets on the end of it and it drops just past the post.

Ash Hunter down here and getting treatment

29 mins: Baker-Richardson comes close-ish

It’s not all one-way traffic, Crewe carve out their best chances of the day with a cross just too long for Courtney Baker-Richardson before former Dons loanee Chris Long flicks one harmlessly over

25 mins: Norman’s radar a little off

Ahhhh there’s been a couple of occasions so far where Cameron Norman’s pass has let him down, and with Gilbey making a great run, he’s over hit another and it goes out of play.